October 1st is tomorrow. However, I’m pumped and excited to kick off AWESOME-tober-fest so I’m doing something unprecedented. I’m going to post this little entry a WHOLE DAY EARLY. WHAT-WHAT?! That’s right, AWESOME-tober-fest is starting a day earlier this year. Have I completely blown your mind? Don’t worry, you can thank me by sending envelopes of cash and/or blank checks from your checkbook. I’ll accept either.
So, this year, AWESOME-tober-fest has a theme. What is that theme? Well, if you look at the new blog header above you can see the theme of this year is Frankenstein. It’s a loose theme, mind you, as I’ll be looking at a other stuff besides just Frankenstein, but I have a lot of Frankenstein themed articles coming. So prepare yourself.
Anyway, like I said, Week 1 of this little yearly dance known as AWESOME-tober-fest is now officially under way. What am I looking at today? Well, even though the overall theme this year is Frankenstein, the mini-theme of this week will be “Supermarket Goodies”. I’ll be looking at cool Halloween items you can find at your local grocer. I did an early scouring of my Targets, Wal-Marts, Walgreen’s, etc in order to find out what Halloween related items are out there already. Most stores have their Halloween sections up and ready, so let’s see some of the cooler items I found.
Halloween Crunch — I found it this year! Wa-Hoo-HA!! If you remember, I couldn’t find this little slice of Heaven last Halloween OR the year before. And I wanted it. BAD. It had become my personal Moby Dick. I had to find this cereal, if only to prove it existed. I could find Christmas Crunch every year but this one kept eluding me. It was like trying to nail Jello to the wall. However, this year, the God of all things spooky and Halloween-y decided to grace my local Wal-Mart with Cap’n Crunch’s annual scary monster cereal. And all was right with the world. The only thing I wish was that the Cap’n himself was dressed as Frankenstein’s monster instead of the mummy, but mostly because my general theme this year is Frankenstein. Not to take anything away from the awesome Mummy Cap’n artwork on the box. I’m just sayin’.